Stuertzaster Etheridge 1899

Stenuroidea

Alternative spelling: Sturtzaster

Full reference: R. Etheridge. 1899. On the occurrence of a starfish in the Upper Silurian series of Browning, New South Wales. Records of the Australian Museum, Sydney 3:128-129

Parent taxon: Stenuroidea according to D. B. Blake 2013

See also Boczarowski 2001, Dean Shackleton 2005, Owen 1965, Schuchert 1915, Sepkoski 2002, Spencer 1940, Spencer 1951 and Spencer and Wright 1966

Sister taxa: Acinetaster, Echinasterella, Embolasteridae, Eophiuricae, Hystrigaster, Jaekelaster, Klasmuridae, Palaeuricae, Palasteriscus, Parophiurina, Proturina, Ptilonaster, Scalarina

Subtaxa: Stuertzaster liquidus Stuertzaster marstoni Stuertzaster utroquecognitus Sturtzaster colvini Sturtzaster cygnipes Sturtzaster mitchelli Sturtzaster spinosissimus

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Type: Palaeocoma marstoni

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Devonian of Germany (1 collection), Poland (3)

• Silurian of Australia (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 6 collections including 7 occurrences

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